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Spotting the Telltale Signs and Symptoms of CRPS

Complex regional pain syndrome can be a confusing problem to have, especially because it’s often difficult to diagnose. Here are a few of the signs and symptoms that may indicate you have CRPS.

Jul 26th, 2020
Why Walking Can Improve Pain

We know patients often are hesitant to become active fearing their pain will worsen. However, research shows gentle exercise like walking can actually improve pain.

Nov 13th, 2019
5 Health Benefits (and Uses) for CBD Oil

If you’re confused by the buzz about CBD oil, you aren’t alone. It can be difficult to understand when or if the product is effective because there’s so much conflicting information. Here are five uses of CBD oil that have benefits.

May 2nd, 2019
Great Advice for Managing Fibromyalgia Pain

The two hallmark symptoms of fibromyalgia, fatigue and pain, can make simply getting through a day difficult. Here’s some advice to help you manage life with fibromyalgia.

Feb 6th, 2019
A Surprising Treatment for Arthritis

More than 50-million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form and obesity, previous injury and genetics can predispose you for the disease. As you age, the pain and discomfort with osteoarthritis can become more

Oct 18th, 2020
The Mineral That Can Help With Pain

Magnesium is critical in many body functions, but did you know magnesium plays an important role with muscle and nerve function along with reducing pain? 

Oct 8th, 2020
New Study Shows Yoga and Mindfulness Reduce Chronic Pain

According to the Journal of American Osteopathic Association a mindfulness-based stress reduction course was found to benefit with chronic pain and depression, which led to significant perceptions from participants with pain, mood and quality of life. 89%

Oct 2nd, 2020
Don't Ignore These Neck Pain Symptoms

For many of us, neck pain occurs from time to time and usually self resolves without seeking medical attention. However, knowing when not to ignore symptoms is key. Here are some of the neck pain symptoms you should never ignore

Sep 30th, 2020
Chronic Pain Has a Gender Gap

About 55% of U.S. adults report chronic pain in the last three months. It is one of the most common reasons for seeing a physician. However, more women than men are seeking treatment for chronic pain. In fact, women experience more frequent and longer last

Sep 22nd, 2020
Can This Curry Spice Ease Pain?

Turmeric comes from the root of a plant in the ginger family and is the main spice in curry, but did you also know it may contain important properties to relieve pain?

Sep 15th, 2020
What are Complementary Therapies for Chronic Pain?

Complementary therapies have strong scientific evidence showing that they help people manage their chronic pain. Complementary therapies can include a broad range of options, but are defined as therapies used alongside conventional medicines or treatments

Sep 14th, 2020
Movement is Medicine Even With Chronic Pain

A new study highlighted in the journal Pain, led by Penn State research team found that when patients with knee osteoarthritis had an overwhelming sense of hopelessness or helplessness about their pain they were less likely to be physically active.

Aug 27th, 2020
Relaxation Techniques for Pain

Research has shown that chronic pain is complex and rooted in both emotional and social factors. Along with addressing the physical pain, it is also important to address the stress and other social factors that can contribute to pain.

Aug 26th, 2020
Shark Week is Here!

In recognition of the 32nd year of Shark Week we look at the diet of sharks and what humans can learn.

Aug 10th, 2020
What is an Epidural Injection?

An epidural injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve pain in the neck, arm, back and leg caused by inflamed nerves.

Jul 31st, 2020
How Can Kyphoplasty Help Me?

When spine fractures happen they can be painful, but also may put pressure on the nearby root nerves. Kyphoplasty can treat fractures and pain.

Jul 27th, 2020
Sensitive to Pain? You May Be Part Neanderthal

Many of us are part Neanderthal, a hominin that populated Euroasia over 40,000. Now researchers reveal a gene mutation passed down from these early hunters to a sample of British people.

Jul 24th, 2020
Sciatica Pain Management

The burning and painful sensations of sciatica can reduce your quality of life and leave you in severe pain. Treatment is available to reduce pain and increase quality of life.

Jul 8th, 2020
Vegan Southwest Pasta Salad Recipe

Anti-inflammatory meals can taste good and be affordable. Here's a recipe your family and guests can enjoy while receiving healthy benefits.

Jul 1st, 2020
How to Put On and Take Off a Face Mask

While face masks can be used to prevent the spread of the disease, placing or removing a mask without proper technique can increase your risk of contamination.

Apr 27th, 2020
Let's Learn from Blue Zones

Chronic disease is becoming more and more common in older age, but Blue Zones are a few places in the world with the lowest rates of chronic disease. We take a look here at what we can learn from them.

Mar 2nd, 2020
What is CBD?

One of the most exciting and promising compounds being studied to treat a variety of conditions. Misinformation and confusion are widespread, so let's take a look at exactly CBD does and doesn't do.

Feb 24th, 2020
Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic pain can be both emotional and physical. Often, it can be difficult to determine which came first, the pain or depression.

Feb 17th, 2020
Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Muffins

When we think of baked treats, we often think of cookies, cakes and muffins with little health benefits. But these muffins, are full of healthful anti-inflammatory ingredients including turmeric, ginger, cloves and sweet potatoes.

Jan 27th, 2020
Immune Boosting Vegetable Soup

The cold weather is back in Central Florida so it's the perfect time to mark National Soup Month with an immune boosting soup.

Jan 20th, 2020
It's Cold Outside and My Joints Hurt!

Cold weather can often bring about stiffness, aches and pain. Understanding why certain patients react to weather changes is unknown, but there are steps to reduce your pain.

Jan 6th, 2020
What is Kyphoplasty?

Kyphoplasty is used to restore a damaged vertebrae's height and may relieve pain when the vertebrae is fractured or broken.

Dec 9th, 2019
Steroid Injections What you Should Know

In a new study published in the journal Radiology, researchers looked at 459 patients in a U.S. hospital who had received one to three corticosteroid injections into a knee or hip. Findings showed of those patients, 36 of them, or 8%, experienced adverse e

Oct 22nd, 2019

We were honored to host Representative Ross Spano today at SLPI. We were able to discuss many topics including COVID-19, telehealth, research and issues pertaining to private practice physicians. Thank you Representative Spano for taking the time to learn more about issues facing our patients and physicians.